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Here are the latest Amateur Radio news, events, and commentary compiled by the UK-based Southgate Amateur Radio Club.

Views expressed in this Amateur/Ham Radio News update are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 06 April 2022, 1257 UTC.

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News for Wednesday 6 April

Bathtub Morse Key video
Electronic Notes has released a video on the Bathtub Morse key used by the Royal Air Force in WW2. It was a sealed key and this gave it its unusual bathtub shape

IOTA News from the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club
Weekly IOTA News – compiled by Andreas, DK5ON of the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club

My apology for the lack of updates today.
73 Richard g4tut

Southgate Vibes Podcast #152
Steve Richards G4HPE is here with the latest edition of Southgate Vibes.
There’s two new episodes every week – on Tuesdays and Fridays – Click the ‘Play’ button to listen to the latest episode
Or.. ask your smart-speaker to ‘Play The Latest Southgate Vibes Podcast’


News for Tuesday 5 April

Introducing the IC-T10 VHF/UHF Dual-Band FM Transceiver
Icom has announced details of a new 5W VHF/UHF dual-band Amateur handheld radio called the IC-T10

Belgium: UBA bans Russian and Belarus radio hams
Belgium’s UBA has joined other national Amateur Radio societies in banning amateurs from Russia and Belarus from contests

ISS SSTV April 7-8 145.800 MHz FM
Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are planning to transmit Slow Scan TV (SSTV) images on 145.800 MHz FM probably using the SSTV mode PD-120

ARISS contact is scheduled with students at Space Hardware Club, Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) has received schedule confirmation for an ARISS radio contact between astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and U.S. students at the Space Hardware Club in Huntsville, Alabama. ARISS conducts 60-80 of these special amateur radio contacts each year between students around the globe and crew members with ham radio licenses aboard the ISS

New licensing regulations in Bangladesh
The Financial Express reports new Ministry of Post, Telecommunication and ICT licensing regulations came into effect in Bangladesh on March 16, 2022

Two hunters missing for three days in Fiordland found
Two hunters who have been missing in Fiordland (New Zealand) since Saturday have been found. The pair were found walking out of the bush near Lilliburn Valley Road

Day Xenia Hamvention
SouthWest Ohio DX Dinner – There are only about 6 weeks left until the 35th annual DX Dinner. The dinner, held in conjunction with the 2022 Dayton Hamvention, will be on Friday, May 20th, at the Marriott Hotel in Dayton

Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club (BIARC) will hold its next meeting on Saturday, 09 April 2022, via the ZOOM conference protocol.  The BIARC Board will meet at 1200 HST, while the general membership meeting follows at 1400 HST.

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) needs licensed Ham Radio Operators to participate in the April 16th Kawailani ‘Ino Hawaii statewide Emergency Communications Exercise.  Sign up today at

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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